Author(s): Laing EJ, Binnington AG
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Abstract The results of surgical therapy in 15 dogs with histologically confirmed nasal tumors were analyzed retrospectively and compared to previous reports. Median survival time for all dogs was seven months. When adjusted for nontumor-related deaths, median survival increased to nine months. These values are two to three times longer than previous reports. To determine possible prognostic indicators, tumor stage, location, and histological type were compared to survival time. Dogs with unilateral nasal tumors had a median survival of 11 months, as compared to three months for dogs with bilateral tumors (p = 0.005). Tumor stage and histological type were not significant factors in comparing survival times.
This article was published in Can Vet J
and referenced in Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology